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    Sitepoint should have an E Learning forum?

    Do you think it's a good idea to start an E Learning forum?

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    Which definition of "E Learning" are you referring to, and what type of forum would this be?

    SitePoint has a Careers and Education forum already

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    I was thinking about E-learning in general, much like the e-learning that uses flash, video audio and graphics. Lots of companies use e-learning as a way of training their employers. I am sure you are very well aware of this already.

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    You mean like SitePoint's videos? They are pretty much what you just defined

    http://www.sitepoint.com/videos/

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    I guess I meant the business of e learning.
    But thanks for the videos page.

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    Do you mean like Opera's web standards curriculum? Or are you hinting that SitePoint should have some kind of certification environment?

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    He is saying that there is a large number of developers who create e-learning materials such as computer based training (CBT) modules. Much of this material is developed in Flash or using editors such as Captivate to do so.

    Therefore, it might be useful to have a forum allowing people to discuss these topics. Some items of interest to e-learning professionals include: curriculum development, dealing with subject matter experts, course delivery, development tools, etc...

    With that said, I don't think SP has enough people in that field to warrant a forum.

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    I would think anyone on the forum who knows their field could produce some kind of training material though more along the lines of Lynda style videos using something like Camtasia, as for creating CBT style solutions I would agree it's far too niche for SitePoint to really consider getting involved in

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    I would think anyone on the forum who knows their field could produce some kind of training material though more along the lines of Lynda style videos using something like Camtasia
    That's like saying that anyone who knows how to use Photoshop and Frontpage could produce some kind of website. Sure, they could, but would it be any good?

    There's a reason that CBT and online training developers are often paid more than web developers

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    I dunno, I reckon I could give it a good go if I had the time to invest in doing the research and producing it properly, maybe it's just me though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    I dunno, I reckon I could give it a good go if I had the time to invest in doing the research and producing it properly, maybe it's just me though?
    You're pretty smart so you probably could but part of that research would be hanging out on forums that cater to people who do that sort of work.

    See what I'm getting at here?

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    Yes I do... The primary qualification for teaching people is associating with crazy people

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    I think it's a good idea. I've certainly encountered my fair share of horrendous e-learning programmes, so there's definitely a need for improvement.
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